Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1650

Object Number

III.2851

Provenance

Tower arsenal. Bowyer Tower AS 20 (1988)

Physical Description

The breastplate has a raised neck and a medial keel terminating in a point at the waist, which is dips down to the centreand has a narrow flange. The arm and neck edges are plain inward turns. At either side of the chest is a mushroom-headed stud for fastening the shoulder straps. Bright.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 45.2 cm ( 17.8 in), Width: 35.0 cm ( 13.8 in) Weight: 4.315 kg ( 9 lb 8.25 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped at the left of the neck is the makers mark, N; low to the right of the centre is the large circular mark; and low under the right arm, a stamped cross. Inside is incised a construction mark, XXX.

Associations

Places England